Packers fans want a player gone after their Week 8 performance
The Green Bay Packers’ defense has underwhelmed this season. Questions were being asked about the job status of defensive coordinator Joe Barry after the defense gave up 24 points in the first half in Week 8. Barry continues to make odd choices. He didn’t put cornerback Jaire Alexander on Stefon Diggs as the Bills All-Pro wide receiver gashed the Packers secondary. Packers fans were also upset with some of the players. They want a former first-round pick off the unit before the trade deadline.
A Packers’ 2019 first-round safety received a lot of attention Sunday night for a terrible play on quarterback Josh Allen’s run that gave the Bills a first down. Darnell Savage completely missed Allen on a third-and-14 play in the first quarter.
lmao Darnell Savage just goes flying out of bounds pic.twitter.com/fBNyaLMEjI
— Nathan (@NathanJH31) October 31, 2022
That play was terrible. After the game, Justis Mosqueda, writing for Acme Packing Co, made the case that Savage wasn’t a fit in Barry’s scheme:
Savage was drafted as a first-round pick to play in Mike Pettine’s blitz- and man-heavy scheme that put more coverage emphasis on the safeties as the box was supposed to handle the team’s run fits. Under new(er) defensive coordinator Joe Barry, the Packers have played a quarters-heavy scheme that involves their safeties much more in the run game, a phase of the game that Savage tends to struggle with…
The hope was that Savage would eventually develop into a better tackler, as his man skills were on par with a cornerback.
Fans want Savage out of Green Bay
Packers fans on Twitter seemed to agree that Savage should play elsewhere. Here are some of the best comments from fans wanting the team to trade Savage before the deadline Tuesday:
‘The Packers should trade Darnell Savage and Amari Rodgers because they suck’
Soooooo why would any other team want to give up value for them?
— Joey Van Zummeren (@JoeyGPG) November 1, 2022
You spelled cut wrong
— Ace (@Hello_2369) November 1, 2022
Truth. They are never buyers. Just sellers in the trade market. Which makes me think they should sell Darnell savage. And fire joe berry
— cadin hasko (@HaskoCadin) November 1, 2022
— AC (@ACinthe715) November 1, 2022
Trade Darnell Savage for a bag of peanut butter M&Ms and be thankful for the return.
— Brett Schaal (@StillVertical84) October 31, 2022
Trade Darnell savage
— topdog (@Mrsjinx797) October 31, 2022
I want my team to sell. Trade some guys like Dean Lowry, Darnell Savage, Royce Newman. I know they’d be only worth day 3 picks but it’s still something
— Jeremy (@JustJeremyHere) November 1, 2022
1. Fire Joe Barry / Promote Jerry Gray to DC.
2. Bench Darnell Savage or ( I know this may sound crazy, TRADE him )
3. Sit Zach Tom. He is undersized and overmatched at both guard AND Tackle.
4. TRADE FOR A FUC$!@% RECEIVER.
Time to shake things up.
Happy Monday. GPG! 🧀
— thetonezilla🎈 (@thetonezilla) October 31, 2022
How to fix your green bay @packers
Trade for a WR
Trade Away Darnell Savage
Fire Joe Berry
Run the ball
— Goofy (@yourboigoofy) October 31, 2022
Honestly I’ll trade Darnell savage for him and some picks
— ZFrmThePels😈 (@LockEmUpHerb) October 18, 2022